Many Dot Names Break The Rules

from the yeah,-so? dept

This should be surprising to no one (except for those at ICANN, of course), but it seems that many people (gasp!) registered .name domains that weren’t their own names. Oh, the horror. In fact, some people (apparently only 2) registered the names of famous people! How dare they! Also, people broke some other “rules” for registering a .name. Officially, you were only supposed to register domains that read However, many people apparently went for, so they could have a domain for the whole family (not a bad idea, actually). The guy who did the study seems very concerned about these crazy rule breakers. Update: In an amazing display of shortsightedness, this article that appeared this morning on Newsbytes has now vanished. I knew that the Washington Post was combining their various tech sites into one, but I figured they’d at least leave up the old stories for a day. Instead, the link now takes you to the front of their new incredibly badly designed tech news site, and the .name article is nowhere to be found. Update again: Here’s another site that has reprinted the Newsbytes article.

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